John Oxford

24 November 1799–10 May 1882 (Age 82)
Burke, North Carolina, United States

The Life Summary of John

When John Oxford was born on 24 November 1799, in Burke, North Carolina, United States, his father, Jonathan Oxford, was 27 and his mother, Elizabeth White, was 25. He married Mary Jane Baker in 1825. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in East Armuchee, Walker, Georgia, United States in 1850 and Walker, Georgia, United States in 1860. He died on 10 May 1882, in Terrell, Georgia, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Old Beulah Primitive Baptist Cemetery, Parrott, Terrell, Georgia, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Oxford
1799–1882
Mary Jane Baker
1804–1854
Marriage: 1825
James Washington Oxford
1826–
Nancy Oxford
1829–
Mahala " Mahaley" Oxford
1830–
Sarah L. Oxford
1830–
Elizabeth Ann Oxford
1833–1875
William Baker Oxford
1836–1908
Amanda Jane Oxford
1836–1905
David W. Oxford
1838–1870
Louisa Oxford
1840–1854
John Henry Oxford
1842–1922
Calvin Franklin Oxford
1845–1911
Josephine Oxford
1847–1918

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1825
  • Children

    (12)

    +7 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (7)

    +2 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.
    Age 1
    While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
    1804 · Walton War
    Age 5
    The Walton War was a border dispute between Georgia and North Carolina, when Georgia established Walton County. The main piece of land being fought over was called the Orphan Strip and was located between North Carolina and Georgia. It started in 1804 and became part of the War of 1812 and lasted until 1818.
    1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land
    Age 22
    A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.

    Name Meaning

    English (southern and central England): habitational name from the city of Oxford. The placename derives from Old English oxa ‘ox’ + ford ‘ford’. Compare Oxenford .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

    Possible Related Names

    Oxenford

    Sources (10)

    • John Oxford, "United States Census, 1840"
    • John Oxford, "Georgia, County Marriages, 1785-1950"
    • Alford in entry for Josie Commander, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"

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